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Taliban spokesman says ceasefire in Afghanistan to happen when gov’t adopts Islamic system

Doha/Sputnik: A lasting ceasefire in Afghanistan will be reached once the governmental system in the country becomes Islamic, Suhail Shaheen, the spokesman for the Taliban's political office, said on the sidelines of the ongoing peace talks in Doha on Saturday.

Mike Pompeo to hold separate meetings with Kabul, Taliban delegations in Doha : State Dept.

Washington/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold on Saturday separate meetings with the delegations of the Afghan government and the Taliban Islamist movement on the sidelines of the intra-Afghan talks in Doha, the US Department of State said.

Taliban kills 16 afghan servicemen in Nangarhar province: Source

Kabul/Sputnik: The Taliban Islamist movement has attacked positions of the Afghan security forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, leaving 16 servicemen dead and some more injured, a local source told Sputnik on Friday.

France, Australia speak out about Taliban prisoners release, transfer ahead of Doha talks

Moscow/Sputnik: The French Foreign Ministry expressed on Friday its discontent with the Afghan government's decision to release Taliban prisoners who were convicted to sentences for murdering French citizens, and Australia's high-ranking officials condemned the decision to transfer "sensitive" prisoners to Doha.

Two Afghan police officers killed in Taliban attack in Helmand province

Kabul/Sputnik: At least two Afghan police officers were killed and two civilians were injured in a Taliban attack in the Nawa district of Helmand on Wednesday, a security source said.

Afghanistan: Freed Taliban by government returns again to pursue 'jihad'

Kabul: In a startling revelation, Taliban prisoners released by the Afghan government as part of a deal brokered by the United States aimed at ending almost 20 years of war are returning to the battlefield as commanders and fighters.

Afghanistan: Near-record violence risks derailing imminent talks between Government and Taliban

New York: The UN’s top official in Afghanistan has warned that with the formal launch of direct peace negotiations imminent, near-record violence in the country is creating an atmosphere of mistrust that risks derailing long-sought talks between the Government and the Taliban.

Afghanistan: Unknown gunmen kill religious scholar in Paktia

Kabul: Unknown gunmen killed religious scholar and Quran memorizer Mawlawi Mohajer in Afghanistan's Paktia province on Thursday, media reports said on Friday.

Afghanistan: 3 security officials killed in Taliban attack in Paktia

Paktia: At least three security officials were killed as Taliban militants attacked a public protection forces unit compound in Gardez city of Afghanistan's Paktia province on Tuesday, media reports said.

US military blames Taliban for recent attacks on bases in southern Afghanistan - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The US military officials hold the Taliban responsible for the recent rocket attacks against the Camp Bastion air base and the Camp Dwyer forward operating base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, The New York Times newspaper reported, citing sources.

Afghan president slams Taliban for wasting opportunity for peace after deadly truck blast

Kabul/Sputnik: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday condemned the deadly suicide bomb blast at a military base in the country’s north on Tuesday, saying the Taliban were squandering a chance to rebuild peace.

Afghanistan: Key Taliban member arrested

Kabul: Afghanistan defence officials on Sunday confirmed a key Taliban member who used to lead an insurgency group in Shakardara district of Kabul city has been arrested.

Pakistan:  Imran Khan-govt orders compliance with UN curbs against Taliban

Islamabad/UNI: The Pakistan government has issued ‘a statutory notification’ ordering compliance with the United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network.

Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani asks Taliban to endorse peace process

Kabul: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday asked the Taliban group to  end the ongoing violence and endorse the peace process.

Two Taliban members planning to send mine killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Kabul/Sputnik: Two members of the Taliban group who were planning to send a mine were killed in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the press service of the local police headquarters said on Saturday.